Taking action to prevent sight loss
While there are some risk factors you can’t control, diet and lifestyle play an important role in macular health.
Exercise and the right nutrition can optimise macular health. So an eye-healthy diet and active lifestyle is important in reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Diet and exercise also help control diabetes, which can lead to diabetic eye disease.
It’s also important to prioritise your eye health with regular eye exams. And if you notice any sudden changes in your vision, see your eye health professional straight away.
The nutrition and lifestyle for eye health video series answers some of the common questions we receive.
If you need more information after watching the eye health video series, try our resources section, check out our education sessions or just give us a call on 1800 111 709. All MDFA services are free.
More videos on nutrition and lifestyle for eye health
How do I use an Amsler grid?
You can use an Amsler grid to monitor your vision at home, between visits to your eye health professional.
How often should I have regular eye exams?
It’s important to have regular eye exams to catch any signs of macular disease early.
Does smoking affect my eyes?
Smoking is the largest modifiable risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, the most common macular disease.
Does MDFA offer peer support?
If you’ve been diagnosed with macular disease, or you’re experiencing vision loss, a support group may help.
What do you want to watch next?
Explore the rest of our eye health video series
Videos on AMD and your eye health
Answers to common question about age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of sight loss in Australia.
Videos on diabetic eye disease and your eye health
Everyone with diabetes is at risk of diabetic eye disease, including diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema. There’s more information in this series of short videos.
Videos on vision loss and eye health
Living with vision loss can be challenging. But with the right information and support, it’s possible to live well and live independently. Find out more in this helpful video series.